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Year 1 and a bit in the bag ✔️ Incredible students, incredible staff ✔️ Excited at what’s to come as we carry on creating great things for our people and community


Well done Miss Solley - what a great teacher


Read A recent statement by The Principal on racism


Delivering 500 prep packs and exercise books to students - thanks Miss Solley Miss Cookson and Miss Richardson - worth the new dent in the bus!


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Limiting class sizes, keeping children in small, consistent groups and preventing mixing will allow more children to return to school in a phased way that reduces risk.


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The boss sets out how they're getting on with the job of preparing to receive more children


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Yesterday, we were joined by students from for an online Business & Finance workshop! The workshop included company insights from , and . Thanks to all of the amazing students who attended!


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I want to thank all the teachers, heads and support staff who are stepping up to this exceptional challenge. You are helping many children in many ways during a difficult time. Thank you from all of us at Ofsted.


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This current year 7


Thank you


Briefings today for year 7 at 11 AM or 1.30 PM on Microsoft Teams! Briefings today for year 8 at 11.30 AM or 2 PM. Briefings today for year 9 at 12 PM or 2.30 PM.


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This brilliant idea was originally from twitter. kindly sent me the resources she had and i’ve adapted them for our PE department. Really hope the kids like them! I can upload to if people would like a copy.


Looking forward to working with you - great interview


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Exclusive: Gavin Williamson has promised he will 'work with the sector' to decide how schools should reopen, but only 'when the time is right'


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Academy COVID January 2021 reopening information

Subject: Further Updates – Return to school – January 2021

Dear Parent and Carers,

Spring Term: Important Update

As you may be aware, the government has announced some important changes to the start of the Spring term. The new arrangements are designed to suppress the spread of the virus and protect public health, as well as helping academies put in place the plan needed to test all students for Covid-19. Details about the testing, together with a consent form for you (or your child if they are over 16) to sign, will follow.

The changes announced by the government are as follows:

  • ‘Vulnerable’ children and children of critical workers in all year groups: The academy will open on Tuesday 5th January to students considered vulnerable and students whose parents or carers are critical workers.  Students coming into the academy will be given the support they need to access prep, revision and online provision. We have already asked for parents and carers to let us know straight away if they want their child to attend.  
  • Years 7-10 and Year 12: Students will start the term on Tuesday 5th January and for their first two academy days should study at home using their prep and revision materials already sent to them and uploaded onto MS Teams. Online assistance will be available. Commencing Thursday 7th January, students will be taught remotely via MS Teams until they return to the academy physically. Further details about the remote learning timetable will be sent next week. The first day physically back in the academy will be Monday 18th January at the earliest, but this is subject to review by the government based on infection rates.
  • Year 13: Students will be taught remotely for the first week of term, starting on Tuesday 5th January, and their first day physically back at school will be Monday 11th January at the earliest, but this is subject to review by the government based on infection rates. 

We have had a lot of practice now with remote teaching and will do our utmost to ensure the time is used productively for students. We will send a plan and timetable to students before the start of term. For most students, the day will be split between online lessons and guided study. All students have login details for Microsoft Teams and it is essential that they participate every day, completing all the work set, unless they are unwell. If you have any concerns regarding computing facilities or internet access, we are here to help, but please contact me straightaway so that we can try to find a solution as soon as possible.

I know that after a difficult and challenging year with coronavirus, this latest announcement will cause further disruption particularly for those of you with children in younger year groups who need supervision. However, with Covid cases at a record high and a new variant of the virus spreading at a faster rate, the new plans will help to keep our community safe which is the top priority for everyone.

As ever, we rely on the support of parents and students. Please continue to observe the Tier 4 restrictions, which mean that you must minimise time spent outside your home and must not meet socially with others. Whilst some of what is being asked is not easy, in the run up to students returning to the academy it is absolutely essential that we all play our part to keep everybody safe.

Thank you as ever for your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Betts